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CHEMICAL RESISTANCE TABLE

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The number represents the maximum temperature the material is suitable for that liquid in °C

X = not suitable at any temperature
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  MAXIMUM SUITABLE TEMPERATURE 'C  
LIQUID Conc % S.G. (at 20 degC) Visc. (at 20 degC) PP PP + GF PVC PVDF PTFE ETFE + CF PFA 316 SS Carbon Ceramic PTFE w/ filler SSiC Viton EPDM Mech Seal
Acetic Acid CH3COOH <20 1 1.35 60 60 20 100 100 80 120 100 120 120 80 120 X 80 Single MSH-ESSS
Acetic Acid CH3COOH <40 - - 60 40 30 80 100 80 120 100 120 120 80 120 X 60 -
Acetic Acid CH3COOH <60 1.1 2.85 60 40 20 80 100 70 100 100 120 120 70 120 X 20 Single MSC-PSSS
Acetic Acid, Glacial <100 1.05 1.26 40 20 X 40 100 20 120 100 - - - - X X Single MSC-PSSS
Acetic Anhydride <100 1.1 0.86 20 - X X 100 X 120 100 - - 20 - X X -
Acetone CH3-CO-CH3 <100 0.79 0.41 60 X X X 100 60 60 100 60 60 60 60 X 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Aluminium Chloride AICI3 <100 1.35 - 60 70 20 100 100 95 150 60 100 120 95 150 100 100 -
Aluminium Nitrate <100 - -   70   90   95 150 20 100 120 95 150 95 95 -
Aluminium Sulphate AI2(SO4)2C03 <100 1.33 1.41 60 70 20 100 100 95 120 60 100 120 95 120 60 60 -
Ammonia NH3 <100 0.66   60 50 20 X 100 100 150 100 100 100 100 150 20 20 -
Ammonium Carbonate (NH4)2CO3 <50 1.5 - 60 - 20 100 100 20 120 X - - - - 100 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Ammonium Chloride NH4CI <100 1.53 - 60 70 20 100 100 95 150 60 120 120 95 150 100 100 Single MSC-PSSS
Ammonium Hydroxide <100 1 - 60 20 20 X 100 60 120 X - - - - 60 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Ammonium Nitrate NH4NO3 <100 1.3 - 60 20 20 100 100 60 120 60 - - - - 60 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Ammonium Phosphate NH4H2PO4 <100 - - 60 - 20 100 100 - 120 60 - - - - 100 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Ammonium Sulphate (NH4)2SO4 <100 1.23 - 60 20 20 100 100 60 120 60 - - - - 100 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Ammonium Sulphide (NH4)2S <100 1.05 - 60 20 20 60 100 - 120 X - - - - 20 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Amyl Acetate CH3(CH2)4 –OOCCH3 <100 0.88 - X X X 20 100 50 100 100 - - - - X X -
Amyl Alcohol CH3(CH2)3-CH2-OH <100 0.81 - 60 X 20 100 100 20 120 20 - - - - X 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Aniline <100 - - X X - 40 - 40 150 - 40 120 80 150 X 80 -
Aqua Regia HN03+HCI - - - X X 20 X 100 60 80 X X 80 80 80 X X Single MSC-PSSS
Arsenic Acid H3ASO4 <80 - - 60 20 20 100 100 20 120 20 - - - - 100 60 -
Barium Nitrate <100 - - X X - 90 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 95 95 -
Barium Salts <100 - - 60 - 20 100 100 - 120 - - - - - 100 60 -
Beer - 1.01 1.8 60 60 20 100 100 100 120 100 80 120 - 100 100 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Benzene <100 0.87 1 X X 20 40 100 50 120 100 - - - - 20 X -
Boric Acid H3BO3 <100 1.03 - 60 70 20 100 100 95 150 100 120 120 95 150 100 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Bromine Water <100 - - X X - 80 - 80 120   X 80 80 80 95 X -
Butyl Acetate CH3COOCH2CH2CH3 <100 0.88 - X - X 20 100 X 60 100 - - - - X 20 -
Calcium Chloride CACl2 <100 - - 60 50 20 100 100 60 120 60 - - - - 100 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Calcium Hydroxide CA(OH)2 <100 - - 60 70 20 20 100 95 150 60 120 120 95 150 100 100 Single MSH-ESSS
Calcium Hypochlorite CA(OCl)2 <100 - - 60 40 20 40 100 90 100 60 - 120 95 120 100 40 Single MSC-PSSS
Calcium Nitrate CA(NO3)2 <50 1.9 - 60 50 20 100 100 50 120 100 - 20 - - 100 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Carbon Tetrachloride CCI4 <100 1.6 - X - X 40 100 - 120 100 - - - - 60 X -
Caustic Potash (see potassium Hydroxide) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Caustic Soda (see Sodium Hydroxide) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chloride of Lime ( see Calcium Hypochlorite) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chlorine Water <100 - - X X X 100 100 95 150 X 40 120 95 150 X X Single MSC-PSSS
Chloroacetic Acid CICH2COOH <50 1.6 - 60 X 20 20 100 20 - X - 20 - - X X -
Chloroacetic Acid CICH2COOH <100 1.8 - 60 - 20 X 100 - - - - - - - X X -
Chloroform CHCI3 <100 1.5 - X X X 100 100 X 80 - 80 80 95 120 X X -
Chlorosulphonic Acid CISO3H <100 1.75 - X X X X 20 X 80 X - - - - X X -
Chromic Acid Cr03+H20 <50 - - X X 20 60 100 60 80 X X - 80 100 60 X Single MSC-PSSS
Chromic Acid Cr03+H20 <100 1.2 - X - 20 60 100 - - - - - - - 40 X Single MSC-PSSS
Citric Acid <10 1.04 - 60 20 20 100 100 60 100 100 - - - - 60 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Copper Chloride <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 50 50 -
Copper Salts <100 - - 20 - 20 100 100 95 150   120 120 95 150 60 60 -
Copper Sulphate <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 95 95 -
Diesel Oil - 0.95 - X - 20 60 60 - - - - - - - 40 X Single MSH-ESSS
Ethyl Acetate CH3COOCH2-CH3 <100 0.9 - 20 - X X 60 X 100 X - - - - X X -
Ethyl Alcohol CH3-CH2-OH <96 0.79 1.2 60 - 20 100 100 - - - - - - - X 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Ethylene Glycol HO-CH2-CH2-OH <100 1.1 17.8 60 60 20 100 100 95 150 X 120 120 95 150 60 60 -
Fatty Acids (>c6) R-COOH <100 - - 60 - 20 60 60 - 120   - - - - 20 X -
Ferric Chloride <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 70 70 -
Ferric Nitrate <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 95 90 -
Ferric Sulphate <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 70 70 -
Ferrous Chloride <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 95 90 -
Ferrous Nitrate <100 - - - - - 90 - 95 -   120 120 95 - - - -
Ferrous Sulfate <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 70 70 -
Flourine F2 <100 1.11 - X X X X 20 - 120   X 20 - - X X -
Fluoroboric Acid <100 - - - 60 - 90 - 95 150   25 - 95 - 50 50 -
Flousilicic Acid H2SiF6 <32 1.3 - 60 20 20 100 100 20 120 X - - - - X X -
Formaldehyde (Formalin) HCHO <40 0.81 - 60 60 20 100 100 100 120 60 100 100 100 100 60 60 -
Formic Acid HCOOH <50 1.1 1.2 40 20 20 100 100 100 120 60 80 100 100 100 40 40 Double MSH-VSSS
Formic Acid HCOOH <100 1.8 1.8 20 20 20 100 100 100 100 60 80 100 100 100 X 40 Double MSH-VSSS
Fuel Oil - 0.89 - X X 20 100 100 100 - 20 - - - - 60 X Single MSH-ESSS
Hydrobromic Acid HBr <50 1.5 - 60 X 20 100 100 95 150 X - - 95 150 60 40 -
Hydrochloric Acid HCl <10 1.1 - 60 80 20 95 100 95 150 X 90 150 95 150 100 40 Single MSC-PSSS
Hydrochloric Acid HCl <36 1.18 2.04 40 20 20 95 100 95 150 X 90 150 95 150 50 X Single MSC-PSSS
Hydroflouric Acid HF <30 - - 60 X 20 100 100 95 120 X X - 95 120 60 60 -
Hydroflouric Acid HF <40 1.12 - 60 X 20 100 100 95 100 X X - 95 120 40 X -
Hydroflouric Acid HF <50 - - X X X 90 100 95 120 X X - 95 120 60 20 -
Hydroflouric Acid HF <70 1.26 - 40 X 20 100 100 95 120 X X - 95 80 20 X -
Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 <20 1.2 1.8 40 25 20 100 100 95 150   X 100 95 150 40 X Single MSC-PSSS
Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 <50 1.4 1.98 X X X 20 60 80 150   X 100 80 150 X X Single MSC-PSSS
Hydrogen Sulphide H2S <100 1.19 - 60 20 20 100 100 20 120 100 - - - - 60 20 -
Hydroiodic Acid <37 - - X X - - - 80 100 - 100 100 80 100 - - -
Iodine Solution (6.5% in Ethanol)       20 - X 60 60 50 120 X - - - - 20 20 -
Iron Salts <100 - - 60 - 20 100 100 - - - - - - - 100 60 -
Isopropyl Alcohol (CH3) 2.CH.OH <100 1 - 60 - 20 100 60 - 120 - - - - - 60 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Kerosene <100 - - X X - 90 - 95 150 - 120 120 95 150 95 X -
Lactic Acid CH3CHOHCOOH <10 1.17 - 60 - 20 40 100 - 120 60 - - - - 20 X Single MSC-PSSS
Lead Acetate Pb(CH3COO) 2 <100 - - 60 20 20 100 100 20 120 X - - - - 60 60 -
Magnesium Salts <100 - - 60 - 20 100 100 - 120 - - - - - 100 60 -
Methanol CH3OH <100 0.79 0.61 60 40 20 65 65 65 65 100 65 65 65 65 X 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Methyl Acetate (CH3COOCH3 <100 0.93 0.44 40 X X 20 60 X 120 X - - - - X X Single MSC-PSSS
Methylene Chloride (CH2Cl2) <100 1.32 - X X X 20 60 40 120 X 40 40 40 40 X X -
Methyl Ethyl Ketone CH3COC2H5 <100 0.8 0.43 20 X X X 60 X - 20 - - - - X 20 Single MSH-ESSS
Nickel Chloride <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150 - 100 100 95 150 70 70 -
Nickle Salts <100 1.35 - 60 - 20 100 100 95 150 X 100 100 95 150 100 60 -
Nickel Sulfate <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 120 - 80 80 95 120 90 80 -
Nitric Acid HNO3 <10 1.03 - 20 X 20 90 100 95 120 20 X - 95 120 50 50 Single MSC-PSSS
Nitric Acid HNO3 <40 1.25 - X X 20 60 100 95 100 20 X - 60 100 50 X Single MSC-PSSS
Nitric Acid HNO3 <65 1.39 2.5 X X X 100 100 95 100 20 X - 20 80 20 X Single MSC-PSSS
Nitric Acid HNO3 <100 1.51 1.2 X X X X 20 40 50 20 X - 20 50 X X Single MSC-PSSS
Nitrous Acid <100 - - - - - - - 95 150 - - - 95 150 90 - -
Oleum H2SO4+SO3 <100 - - X X X X 20 50 50 20 X 50 70 100 X X Single MSC-PSSS
Oxalic Acid <100 - - - 60 - 60 - 90 150 - 90 150 95 150 95 95 -
Paraffin Oil - 0.86 - 40 20 20 60 60 20 - 20 - - - - 60 X Single MSH-ESSS
Perchloric Acid HCIO4 <10 1.1 - 60 X 20 100 100 20 120 X - - - - 60 60 -
Perchloric Acid HCIO4 <70 1.6 - X - X 100 100 - 100 X - - - - 60 60 -
Phosphoric Acid <50 1.34 4.3 60 X 20 100 100 95 150 X X 45 95 150 70 70 Single MSC-PSSS
Phosphoric Acid <85 1.58 28 60 X 20 100 100 95 150 X X 45 95 150 70 70 Double MSH-VSSS
Photographic Developer - - - 60 20 20 60 60 - - 20 - - - - 40 40 -
Potassium Carbonate K2CO3 (Potash) <100 1.57 - 60 20 20 20 100 20 - 20 - - - - 40 40 Single MSC-PSSS
Potassium Chloride KCI <100 1.99 - 60 20 20 100 100 20   20 - - - - 100 100 Single MSC-PSSS
Potassium Chromate K2CrO4 <100 2.68 - 60 20 20 100 100 X - X - - - - 60 60 -
Potassium Cyanide KCN <100 - - 60 20 20 40 100 20 - X - - - - 20 60 -
Potassium Dichromate <100 - - - 60 - 90 - 95 150   X 120 95 150 95 80 -
Potassium Hydroxide KOH <50 1.5 - 60 X 20 X 100 95 150 20 - 95 95 150 X 60 Double MSH-ESSS
Potassium Iodide <100 - - - 70 - 70 - 95 150   120 120 95 150 95 90 -
Potassium Nitrate <15 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150   60 120 100 150 100 80 -
Potassium Nitrate <25 - - - X - 90 - 95 150   60 120 100 150 100 80 -
Potassium Nitrate <50 - - - X - 90 - 95 150   X 100 100 150 100 80 -
Potassium Perchlorate <100 - - X X - 80 - 95 150   - - 95 150 80 60 -
Potassium Permanganate KMnO4 <100 2.7 - 60 X 20 40 100 95 120 X 30 90 95 X 40 X Double MSH-VSSS
Sodium Bicarbonate NaHCO3 <100 2.16 - 60 20 20 60 100 20 - 20 - - - - 100 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Sodium Bisulphate NaHSO4 <10 - - 60 20 20 100 100 20 - - - - - - 100 20 -
Sodium Bisulphite NaHSO3 <100 1.33 - 60 20 20 100 100 20 - - - - - - X X Single MSH-ESSS
Sodium Carbonate Na2CO3 <100 - - 60 70 20 90 100 95 150 60 90 150 95 150 95 95 Single MSH-VSSS
Sodium Chlorate <100 - - - 40 - 90 - 95 150   40 150 95 - 95 95 -
Sodium Chloride NaCI <100 1.2 2.4 60 70 20 100 100 95 150 X 40 150 95 150 100 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Sodium Dichromate <100 - - - 40 - 95 - 95 150   X 150 95 150 90 60 -
Sodium Hydroxide NaOH <10 1.13 1.86 60 30 20 X 100 90 150 100 60 150 100 150 X 100 Single MSH-ESSS
Sodium Hydroxide NaOH <20 - - 60 X 20 X 100 90 150 100 40 150 90 150 X 90 Single MSH-ESSS
Sodium Hydroxide NaOH <50 1.53 96 60 X 20 X 100 90 150 100 40 70 90 150 X 80 Double MSH-ESSS
Sodium Hypochlorite NaOCI <12.5 1.2 2.6 X X 20 X 100 95 120 X X 120 95 120 20 X Double MSH-VSSS
Sodium Nitrate NaNO3 <100 1.2 - 60 20 20 100 100 20 120 X - - - - 60 60 Single MSH-ESSS
Sodium Nitrite NaNO2 <100 1.2 - 20 - 20 100 100 - 120 - - - - - 60 60 -
Sodium Sulphate Na2SO4 <100 2.68 - 60 20 20 100 100 20 120 X - - - - 100 40 Single MSC-PSSS
Sodium Sulphide Na2S <100 1.86 - 60 50 20 X 100 20 - X - - - - X 60 -
Sodium Sulphite Na2SO3 <100 - - 60 50 20 100 100 60 - 60 - - - - 60 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Sulphuric Acid H2SO4 <10 1.1 2 60 60 20 100 100 95 120 20 80 120 95 150 60 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Sulphuric Acid H2SO4 <40 1.3 4 60 40 20 100 100 95 120 X 60 100 95 120 60 60 Single MSC-PSSS
Sulphuric Acid H2SO4 <60 1.5 6.32 60 30 20 100 100 90 120 X 60 60 90 100 60 40 Single MSC-PSSS
Sulphuric Acid H2SO4 <80 1.7 20 40 X X 60 100 80 100 X 50 50 80 100 40 20 Single MSC-PSSS
Sulphuric Acid H2SO4 <90 1.8 23 X X X 60 100 80 100 X 50 50 80 100 40 X Single MSC-PSSS
Sulphuric Acid H2SO4 <98 1.84 24.05 X X X 60 100 80 100 X 50 50 80 100 20 X Single MSC-PSSS
Sulphurous Acid H2SO3 <100 - - 60 20 20 100 100 20 - X - - - - 40 20 -
Tannic Acid <100 1.02 - 60 20 20 100 100 - 120 100 - - - - 20 20 Single MSC-PSSS
Toluene <100 0.87 0.6 X X X 60 100 40 60 60 60 60 95 60 X X -
Water H2O - 1 1 60 80 20 100 100 100 120 100 100 100 100 100 100 40 Single MSH-ESSS
Xylene <100 0.88 0.81 X X X 40 40 95 140   80 100 95 140 20 X -
Zinc Chloride <100 - - - 70 - 90 - 95 150<